Last post on Dec 02, 2013 at 1:02 PM
You are in the Toyota Tacoma
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Tacoma, Car Warranties,, Auto Body, Suspension, Truck
#6 of 87 05 Tacoma Frame Rust
May 24, 2009 (5:04 pm)
Purchased my Tacoma December 05 always clean and garage kept. This truck was and still is babied and yet the frame has rust front to back! Every weld is covered in rust matter of fact I asked the Toyota technician doing my first oil change about the rust on the welds he said it was normal? My F250 had over 100k miles and no frame rust especially no rust on the welds. My wife has 03 Pilot with 120k miles, not rust to be found anywhere. Toyota and their dealers need to stop misleading their customers and come clean on the 2005 Tacoma rust issues.
#7 of 87 Re: 05 Tacoma Frame Rust [umbkmm]
May 26, 2009 (5:22 pm)
I noticed that the 09 tacoma's are several hundred pounds heavier than the 08s I asked the dealer why and he said that toyota made some mods to the frame. I suspect they are now going after the rust. I guess the next campaign will be 2005 to 2008 Tacoma's?
#8 of 87 Re: 2005 Tacoma with RUSTY FRAME [RustyTaco2005]
Jun 25, 2009 (1:33 pm)
I have a 2006 with 26,000 miles. The frame is covered with rust. I refuse to park it in my driveway because it is ruining the cement. I contacted Toyota this week and they basically told me there is nothing that they will do. They told me to contact my dealer and they would inspect the truck and I would be responsible for all costs. They did say to save my receipts and if they ever decided to include my model year in the Customer Service Program, I would get reimbursed.
If having this issue too, please call Toyota and complain. I also filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and with my state attorney general's office. Nothing will get accomplished if we all don't complain!
#9 of 87 Re: 2005 Tacoma with RUSTY FRAME [RustyTaco2005]
Aug 05, 2009 (7:08 am)
I don't know if my 2005 has a Dana frame or not, but it sure has a problem with rust. The frame has been scraped down twice - the first time it was repainted and rust-proofed but the rust came back two weeks later.
#10 of 87 Squirrels like my Soy-based wiring harness
Feb 02, 2011 (4:38 pm)
I have a 2005 PreRunner. During the recent cold weather of 2010-11, something got up under the hood and chewed on the wires in several places. I have to park it outside and I do not drive it much on the week ends. I have several squirrels around so I'm guessing that they are the problem. The truck is in the shop now to have the under-hood wire harness replaced. State Farm will foot the bill after the deductible. ($2,500.00+++) After doing some research on the Internet, I understand that several car manufacturers have switched from a petroleum-based wire coating to a "soy-based" wire coating. Is there anything being done to address this? I am going to trap and relocate every squirrel that I can catch and use rodent deterents after that but the manufacturers need to put something in the wire coatings to discourage mice, rats, squirrels, etc. from chewing on the wiring. If you have to park outside, look it up on the Internet and try some of the deterents before you have a problem, too.
#11 of 87 2005 Toyota Tacoma RUSTING OUT!!
Mar 16, 2011 (3:04 am)
I have a 2005 Toyota Tacoma, and it is rotting from the inside out. Every bolt, the bumper, tailgate, frame, etc...is rusting from the inside out! I have been back to the dealer for their "rustproofing", and it has done no good. This looks worse than a 16 year old car we own. It is always garaged, has NEVER been driven in salt or near the beach, and is faithfully cared for. It has 49k on it, is not even a daily driver. It lives in the garage. It had 23k on it when we bought it, in 2006. So in five years, we have put 26,000 miles on it, it lives in a garage, and is never abused or driven in any kind of off-road conditions or inclement weather. How, then, is the whole thing rusting out??? It is time to get the attorney general, consumer reports, etc.. involved. Toyota needs to take care of it's owners or they will not be buying Toyotas for long..
#12 of 87 Not happy with my 2011
May 02, 2011 (11:24 am)
I just bought my 2011 crew cab long bed 4x4 in February 2011 and it now has 2100 miles and rust spots all over the frame and other places underneath. On top of that, I tried to haul about 20 bags of mulch and the truck's bed bottomed out on the bumper guards just over the leaf springs. This isn't a truck. They call this a truck?! Its supposed to handle 12xx lbs of payload, and can't even manage 800lbs. Not only that it is already rusting on the frame. I had a Mazda tribute for 11 years with one area of rust between the body panel and door and this tacoma rusts within 2 months of purchase on the FRAME and weld joints! Ridiculous. I had a '97 tacoma with "0" problems. I have 2 major problems with this car in the first 2 months of ownership. I'm not real happy paying $30k for these headaches. Toyota lost a long term customer ('97 taco, '02 Corolla, '04 Camry, '08 Sienna and now this '11 Tacoma Junk).
Jun 15, 2011 (7:25 pm)
Okay so I picked up my 2004 Tacoma after the re frame and everything seemed very good mechanically. I only noticed two things, one the shift lever stays lit in "R" for reverse even thought it's working correctly and my left side dash lights are dimmer then before. What I didn't expect was a laundry list of technician notes on items I didn't know were problematic with the truck, I though it ran and worked just fine.
1) Drifts right - don't notice this
2) vibration in drive line - don't notice this
3) front brake squeal - don't hear this
4) rough idle - seems smooth to me
5) transmission or transfer case leak - don't see a one drop of fluid
6) muffler weak - sounds just fine, quiet
7) wires corroded on 4 wheel drive switch - said he don't how my 4 wheel drive is working cause the wires are corroded totally off
8) A.C. low on charge - works great for me
So what's up with them? Are any of these detrimental requiring immediate servicing?
#14 of 87 Re: 2005 Toyota Tacoma RUSTING OUT!! [juliacodeman]
Sep 20, 2011 (12:14 pm)
I have a 2005 Toyota Tacoma as well. I have 105,000 miles on it. I just lost all of my transmission fluid because the steel tubing from the transmission that runs to the radiator rusted out. I've also replaced the alternator and the AC quit working and needs $1900.00 worth of work to fix it. I'm not happy and the Toyota dealer just wants a lot of money to fix everything.
#15 of 87 Re: 2005 Tacoma with RUSTY FRAME [RustyTaco2005]
Oct 15, 2011 (4:11 am)
Someone is going to have to research where these frames were manufactured/if any other model is having these rust issues.I have owned toy pkups since 1989.I sold the 89 in 05 and it lived on the beach the rust was just really stating to get bad.Now a 1988 was completely rotted by 95 sounds like the same problem.Japan better wake up and fix these majors issues.Never thought I say it but a FORD might be my next TRUCK.I have owned a 1974 FJ40.88-89-93-06-09 4x4 pkups-
93-01-04-10 Forerunners and I am thinking of buying a FORD.TIME TO SHORT THE STOCK???????